Project #106172 - annotated bibliography

This week, the head of your company has asked you to do some research and summarize THREE noteworthy trends in your profession.  The goal of this assignment is to inform upcoming discussion of the company’s strategic priorities. The company head suggested that you write an annotated bibliography in the following manner:

Create a list of at least SIX citations to books, articles, and documents, each followed by a 150 word description and evaluation that will inform readers of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources.  

You are excited about this assignment because you realize that being able to spots trends in your industry is an important skill.  It assists you on the job as you work to create and deliver innovative and forward-looking products and services.  It assists you in career planning as you envision new directions and opportunities for yourself.  Spaeder (2007), writing for Entrepreneur, offers the following on how to Spot the Latest Trends.


In this assignment, research THREE trends in your profession and create an Annotated Bibliography that contains a list of at least SIX articles, books and documents that supports your research. 


Annotated Bibliography:  Title


Your Name


  • Before beginning the annotated entries, write a brief paragraph about the research codes you used and the trends you've identified
  • Include at least six (6) references; a minimum of three (3) must come from the UMUC Library
  • Each annotation should include the following:
    1. The purpose of the work
    2. A summary of its content
    3. The audience type for whom the work is written
    4. The material's relevance to the topic
    5. Any special or unique features about the material
    6. The strengths, weaknesses or biases in the material
  • Number the pages in the header, as APA specifies

Process Steps

  1. Review ALL the resources contained in this module under the link: UMUC Library Resources, including the video, “How to Write and Annotated Bibliography"
  2. Identify one of the following codes for your industry:
    1. NAICS Code – locate the definition at: North American Industry Classification System ( and locate the database at NAICS Codes
    2. SOC Code – locate the definition at: Standard Occupational Classification ( and locate the database at  O*NET SOC Code
  3. Employ the UMUC Library to locate journal articles, books, and other sources that that will assist you in identifying the trends in your industrySubmit the assignment to before you submit the assignment to LEO
    1. Ensure a mix of quality resources
    2. Limit use of web sources to well vetted, reputable sites

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Due By (Pacific Time) 01/30/2016 11:59 pm
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